Ateneo Blue Christmas 2007: Sign Ups on Sept 3-7, 2007 at DogHouse

Do you love making kids happy?
Are you looking forward to making this year’s Christmas
more meaningful and special?

Then you should learn your ABC's on Ateneo Blue Christmas!

Blue Christmas is an annual project which aims to unite the Ateneo community during the yuletide season with a common Christmas wish: to share the spirit and joy of Christmas to less privileged children.

With this common Christmas wish, the children from the areas of the different Ateneo organizations are invited to the Ateneo Campus to celebrate a whole day Ateneo Christmas party. The Council of Organizations of the Ateneo (COA) and the Office of Planning and Dev’t and Alumni Affairs (PDAAO) tie-up every year to concretize and make this wish come true.

At the start of the day, Atenean Ate’s and Kuya’s (volunteer facilitators) pick up their assigned kids from their areas and bring them to Ateneo. Upon arriving in Ateneo, the kids are assisted to their respective classrooms for their morning classes. These classes are sponsored by different volunteer organizations and barkadas (class hosts). Through these classes, the different organizations and barkadas are able to share their competency and interests with the kids. Some classes held in the past involved arts and crafts, music, basic computer lessons and magic shows.

The PDAAO then sponsor the afternoon playtime at the field, the Lights of Hope.This playtime usually consists of games, dance presentations from the kids and artistic performances from the different organizations in the Ateneo. In this program, the kids are also given the opportunity to play with their Ate’s and Kuya’s in the field and jump on the inflatable slides! At the end of the day, the kids happily hop back to their buses and bring home with them their Christmas loot bags.

Sounds fun huh? It sure is! So make sure that you’re part of this big and special Christmas party. Invite your friends and sign up either as barkada class hosts, logistics, secretariat volunteers or volunteer facilitators on Blue Christmas RecWeek on September 3-7, 2007 at the Doghouse.

Blue Christmas Day this year is December 1, 2007 !
Mark your calendars for this will be a Christmas party that will touch hearts!
See you there!